[Python-Dev] Adding Optik to 2.3 standard library

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Fri, 12 Apr 2002 13:23:57 -0400

> Is Greg willing to sign the PSF contributor's agreement <wink>?

He's a PSF member, so I don't see why not.

> Seriously though, the docs should be converted to .tex and there
> should probably be some unittests for it.


> Also, is "optik" the right name for the package in the standard
> library?  It's a great project name, but I'm not so sure that it's as
> descriptive as it could be (I'm thinking mimelib/email here).
> "getopt" is taken, but how about "options"?

Yeah, on the other hand, we've got other modules with kewl names.  I'm
pretty neutral.  "options" sounds reasonable (unless you realize that
the concept of options is a lot wider than command line options).

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)